ALLEN PARK, Mich. Its been an unusual season for Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford, the stars of the Detroit Lions offense.
They are on the verge of possibly making history Johnson could break Jerry Rices all-time NFL record for receiving yards in a season while Stafford might become only the second quarterback to pass for 5,000 yards in a season twice but this hasnt exactly gone the way they expected.
The game is all about winning and scoring touchdowns, not who gets the most yards. The Lions are 4-7, seemingly out of playoff contention, entering Sundays game against Indianapolis. Johnson is tied for 33rd in the league with four receiving touchdowns, and Stafford is tied for 17th in touchdown passes with 14.
But in terms of yardage, they are tearing it up.
Not bad for a down year, right? Lions center Dominic Raiola said with a grin.
Not bad at all.
Johnson, 27, needs 592 receiving yards in the final five games to break Rices record of 1,848 yards set in 1995 with San Fr...